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'The Omen' Actor David Warner Passes Away

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Unfortunate news today to learn that actor David Warner has passed away, the actor of both film and stage leaves behind a legacy of work for fans, in both British and American cinema.

A member of both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Shakespeare Company, David Warner found great success on the stage, as both title characters and villains in numerous works of Shakespeare. Making his film debut in 1963's Tom Jones, it would be more than ten years before David Warner would make his horror film debut in From Beyond the Grave. His part was small in the British anthology horror film, and it would be David Warner's role in The Omen, that would cement his name in the books of horror history.

It would be 1976 when the film, The Omen, would open in theaters and terrify audiences with a gloriously haunting soundtrack, and a decapitation scene so powerful, even today you can't watch it without exclaiming, "Awesome!" The man losing his head is the great David Warner, who brought the photographer Jennings to life in the horror film classic directed by Richard Donner.

David Warner would go on to star in a slew of great films like Titanic and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, as well as more horror related titles such as, Nightwing, Waxwork, Ice Cream Man and Scream 2. Lending his voice to television, video games and radio dramas, David Warner worked up until his last days, succumbing to cancer-related ailments towards the end of his 80th year.

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